All iPads Warm/Hot iPad Air

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  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

    nanogirl21

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    is anyone's else iPad Air running fairly warm?

    I just picked mine up off the charger and the back is really warm. It feels like I left the iPad in the sun for several hours. Screen brightness is at about 75% with the display to turn of after 5 minutes. However, while on the charger it hasn't been used at all.

    Is the a common issue in iPads? I would be a bit worried about giving the iPad to a small child at this temperature.
     
  2. SamuraiMinis macrumors member

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    It's common when charging. But in my experiences, it gets warm/hot. More warm then hot IMO though.
     
  3. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

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    Very lightly warm while charging or playing movies for long. Otherwise stone cold :) Much better than ipad4/3 in this.
     
  4. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Same here, have had 2 Airs now and both the same.
     
  5. kwajkat macrumors regular

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    The only time I really noticed any ipad I have had get overly warm or hot is if I am charging it and trying to use it at the same time. If I don't use it while it is charging there is no heat issue. So I just charge it at night when I go to bed.
     
  6. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    I notice the Air seems to stay much cooler than my 3rd gen.
     
  7. FAsnakes macrumors regular

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  8. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nanogirl21

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    Thanks for the feedback. I agree that it is more on the warm side than "hot". This is my first iPad, so wasn't sure if it was normal. Would using a smaller W power adapter make a difference? I believe that the Air comes with a 12W.
     
  9. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Smaller will not hurt but may not fully charge your Air.

    Use the charger that came with your Air.
     
  10. drea97 macrumors member

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    Mine gets hot when I play games. I was told by Apple technician to back up the file and go to summary device click restore the problem will be fixed.
     
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That technician was smoking something. That solution makes no sense.
     

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